Author Archives: Mark Masselli

When I met Muhammad Ali

I was traveling down south visiting Health Centers and landed in the Memphis Airport and was walking between arrivals and departures when I saw a man with a gaggle of young children beside him. Walking by I glanced and by … Continue reading

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Now is the time to enroll

“Now is the time to enroll.”  This was the message about ObamaCare Open Enrollment from our wonderful Fall Enrollment Fair this last Monday.  This is the message that our staff is communicating to our patients and members of our community.  This … Continue reading

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Maria Lorenzo receives Catherine Kennedy Award for Excellence from AIDS-CT

Today, at the AIDS CT Annual Meeting, Maria Lorenzo, a case worker for our Oasis Wellness Center, was recognized with the Catherine Kennedy Award for Staff Excellence.  This award is given for excellence in the HIV field.  Maria was recognized … Continue reading

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Under the BODI Tree

Tom Bodenheimer — physician, researcher, mensch and architect of the redesign of primary care — was the focus and namesake of this weekend’s symposium at the University of San Francisco Center for Excellence in Primary Care. Tom’s career spans 50 … Continue reading

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eConsults: Telemedicine for our Neediest Populations

Two articles caught my eye today.  The first was an issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund, which focused on the strength of America’s premier primary care safety net: community health centers.  The article evaluated those health centers who had adopted the  … Continue reading

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Supreme Week

An email to CHC Staff, adapted for the blog: Greetings This has been a great week for equality in our country.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act so that no matter what state you … Continue reading

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Juneteenth, 2015

South Carolina. The first thing that always comes to my mind is my longtime friend, Lillian “Reba” Moses, daughter of a sharecropper and co-founder of Community Health Center. Reba was born in Florence, South Carolina and she made her way … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Nepal – Relief Effort

Greetings Here at CHC, we are driven by the belief that health care is a right, not a privilege.  We work tirelessly to care for the underserved in our state.  At times, disasters occur beyond Connecticut that remind us of … Continue reading

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We’re Here to Help

This is an email from Mark Masselli to CHC Staff, adapted for the blog. Greetings, We’re here to help and we do – whether you’re a physician practice in Colorado, a Health Center in Maine or a homeless person in … Continue reading

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Sustainable Health Industry Design and #ClimateChange

Next week on Conversations on Health Care, we will be speaking with architect Robin Guenther.  She is an internationally recognized leader in sustainable health industry design, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and Principal at Perkins and Will. … Continue reading

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